BREAKING: NBA Replaces National Anthem With THIS!

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Wizards play ‘negro national anthem’ for Black History Month…

Chris “Badger” Thomas AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

The Washington Wizards on Wednesday became one of four NBA teams to play the “negro national anthem” during a game after months of advocacy by a retired university professor, FOX News reported.

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“Lift Every Voice and Sing” — often referred to as the “Black American National Anthem”— is a song written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) in 1899 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) in 1905.

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Newsone Staff reported, For many African-Americans, singing the song was their way of showing patriotism and hope for the future, considering the plight of racism they greatly faced. Deep symbolism was found in its lyrics, allowing African-Americans to subtly speak against racial bigotry. It is heavily performed at predominately African-American venues, especially in Black churches across the nation.

So now these entitled brats throwing temper tantrums and kneeling during the American National Anthem and protesting LEO, Military and pretty much everything about our nation, including our President, now they are playing what they consider to be the Black National Anthem.

This is not some hate article or even racist, I write the blunt truth ad the facts that are backed by research.  Why do I have to even say that? Because I will still get the hate messages and be labeled a racist for telling the truth.  You need to know, I do not care and the threats and hate-mail, crack me up.

We play the National Anthem at almost every sporting event in the United States.

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Maybe it is time people know why we do.

On July 27, 1889, Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy signed General Order #374, making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official tune to be played at the raising of the flag.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered that “The Star-Spangled Banner” be played at military and other appropriate occasions.

The playing of the song two years later during the seventh-inning stretch of the 1918 World Series, and thereafter during each game of the series is often noted as the first instance that the Anthem was played at a baseball game, though evidence shows that the “Star-Spangled Banner” was performed as early as 1897 at opening day ceremonies in Philadelphia and then more regularly at the Polo Grounds in New York City beginning in 1898.

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The tradition of performing the National Anthem before every baseball game began during World War II.

According to History, By the dawn’s early light on September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key peered through a spyglass and spotted an American flag still waving over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry after a fierce night of British bombardment. In a patriotic fervor, the man called “Frank” Key by family and friends penned the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Key witnessed the bombardment behind the 50-ship British fleet that unleashed itself on Fort McHenry throughout the night in the battle of Baltimore.

 

The Washington Times reported:

Eugene Williams, a 76-year-old retiree in Clinton, Maryland, has made it his goal to get professional and collegiate teams to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during February. He has been calling and writing teams for the past six months.

The Washington Wizards became the fourth NBA team to play the song at a game, doing so during a timeout midway through the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. As the song played, a video was shown with on-court highlights and Wizards players engaging in community activities.

James Weldon Johnson, an author, civil rights activist and educator, wrote the lyrics to “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, an accomplished musician, wrote the music, for the Stanton School celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1900. A chorus of 500 black children sang the tune.

Within 20 years, it was known around the world. The song became an anthem for black Americans during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

“This should be sung as well as the national anthem,” the retired English teacher told the paper. “Particularly for the NBA players.”

“My mission will be completed if it’s done in stadiums all over the United States of America,” Williams said. “That is my hope. That is my prayer. It will make our players feel more positive about themselves and about the game … it will uplift their spirits as it does mine.”

The double standard by Black Lives Matter, The New Black Panthers, entitled sports players and all the rest of the melting pot that demands and screams “white oppression” is getting tiresome and the ignorance is baffling.

Black History Month, Black National Anthem and the list goes on, look, none of us own slaves and nobody in the United States is a slave.  History evolved past slavery and whites and Chinese were slaves long before the African slaves arrived.

To continue this hate and segregation, it will only fuel the white people around the world to stand against these hate groups.  Which then they will be called racist, KKK, Nazis, skinheads and the racial garbage will be at the forefront of the nation once again.

The national anthem is not “White”, it is Red, White and Blue and represents the United States of America.  The same fools who are trashing our national anthem are the same fools that push anti-gun agendas, sanctuary cities and illegal aliens for all!

Blunt Truth, Get over yourselves and grow up! The United States has a long and bloody history and “the white man” has paid in blood and loss of lives since its creation.  So for people to claim thy are “owed” anything from White America, is lies and nothing but greed.

If you support these hate groups then you are part of the problem, not the solution.  When I was in the Army, only color I saw was green and red!  Become part of the solution and unite with Americans, to battle the real issues in our nation.

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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